Potential Home Care Membership Scam Alert

A member agency of the Home Care Alliance received a notice from a bogus company attempting solicitation of membership dues from home care companies. The Alliance reported the incident to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and they have since released the special announcement below after hearing of other cases.

In recent weeks, many members of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice have been the victims of potential membership scams. Members have reported receiving a fax from the “National Home Care & Hospice Palliative Care Association,” based out of South Easton, MA. The fax asks for company contact information and calls for dues in the amount of $425. Agencies are then instructed to mail a check back for 2011 membership to the South Easton address. No phone number is listed beneath contact information; an “opt-out” number is listed in fine print at the bottom of the page. This number is simply a recording when called, and no company name is attached to the recorded message.

NAHC urges all members to disregard this fraudulent scam. This company has no affiliation with NAHC, which is located in Washington, D.C., and has not been authorized in any manner to contact NAHC members. Any money paid to such entity likely will be hard to recover. Legal action is currently under consideration.

Please contact the Home Care Alliance if you have received a fax like that indicated above.

Return to www.thinkhomecare.org.

In recent weeks, many members of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice have been the victims of potential membership scams. Members have reported receiving a fax from the “National Home Care & Hospice Palliative Care Association,” based out of South Easton, MA. The fax asks for company contact information and calls for dues in the amount of $425. Agencies are then instructed to mail a check back for 2011 membership to the South Easton address. No phone number is listed beneath contact information; an “opt-out” number is listed in fine print at the bottom of the page. This number is simply a recording when called, and no company name is attached to the recorded message.

NAHC urges all members to disregard this fraudulent scam. This company has no affiliation with NAHC, which is located in Washington, D.C., and has not been authorized in any manner to contact NAHC members. Any money paid to such entity likely will be hard to recover. Legal action is currently under consideration.

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